Casa Buena Vista
Winter is a great time
to visit Casa Buena Vista.
You may not be aware
that it is at this time of year that the oranges and
lemons are ripening on the trees, making the valley come
alive with colour. With temperatures now more bearable,
try one of the many walks through the fruit groves to
other villages up and down the valley or perhaps to Lake
There are plenty of
days when the temperatures are up around 20 degrees C
even in the depths of winter, making al fresco eating on
the terrace or a dip in the sea a possibility even on
Christmas or New Years Day (we have done both!).
The view of the Sierra
Nevada mountains from the terrace is also at it's most
dramatic, with snow-capped Malhacen (the highest peak in
Spain) facing you and dominating the valley landscape.
This also opens up other possible activities, with
winter sports in the mountains making a great day out.
Most activities are available on an ad hoc / daily basis
and most equipment can be hired. A morning or afternoon
sledging at Hoya De La Mora is great fun for adults and
children alike, followed by hot chocolate with Baileys
in the cafe. Guided snow treks of a length to suit your
requirements can also be arranged, with transport
provided from the Lecrin Valley if required.
Finally, Casa Buena
Vista itself makes a very cosy winter retreat. With
radiators in all the main rooms, and even an electric
wall heater in the bathroom, you can be sure you will
not get chilly on even the coldest of winter nights.
Best of all, there is a large wood-burner in the feature
fireplace in the dining room, making a great dining
atmosphere or a place to spend your evenings stoking the
fire whilst reading a book.